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Mageia 3 VMware image

The new Mageia 3 image is out. This one comes again with the KDE desktop and compares favorably to the latest and lamest Ubuntu VMware image. Yes! Ubuntu is since two generations a lame duck in virtual environments, at least with their standard desktop Unity. If you don't believe that, check the Ubuntu image and this one and compare both to the swift Lubuntu image.

Image Mageia 3
VM image size 888 MB
Disk 20+100 GB
VM RAM 1024 MB
VMware Tools no
User/password user/password
Root password password

This Mageia image comes with the ergonomically usable KDE desktop and many applications and tools. The desktop has a hierarchical start menu and is also highly configurable. Package management is RPM-based, which means there are fewer packages than in the Ubuntu repos, but more than 20000 packages is still an impressive number.

Preinstalled apps: Konqueror, Dolphin, Firefox, LibreOffice, Gimp, Amarok and many KDE apps and tools.

Zip md5: 5cf2361fac9f7d7fc5d19d7c81612ed4